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Sports Calendar for Dec. 17

December 17, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Youth Sports

Dec. 5-Jan. 13

Cal Ripken Baseball Registration - Taking registration from players ages 4-12 at Cape Coral Parks & Recreation athletic office, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd. (City Hall), 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays; cost for T-ball & coach-pitch $50, all other divisions $110 (Dec. 5-31), $120 (Jan. 1-14); season begins Feb. 18. Info: Bernie Howard (239) 242-3485.

Cape Coral Junior Baseball Registration - Open to players ages 13-14; register at Parks & Recreation athletic office, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays (3 proofs of residency required); cost $120 through Dec. 30 ($130 Jan. 1-13) for spring season. Info: Ryan Robbins (239) 242-3489.

Dec. 13-Jan. 19

Cape Coral National Little League Registration - Jason Verdow Park, 801 SE 27th St.; registration for spring season open to players ages 4-12 residing in SE Cape Coral boundaries set by LL; register 6-8 p.m. weekdays or 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays on Dec. 13, 15, 17 or Jan. 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18 & 19; fee $110 before Dec. 31, $120 after Dec. 31 (4-year-old futures players $60; free clinics offered week of Jan. 17, tryouts on Jan. 21. Info: Brian Mohr (239) 257-9570; Web:

Dec. 27-29

John Cedarburg's Pro Select Junior League Baseball Camp - Fleishman Park, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; open to 13-14 year-old players emphasis on hitting, defense and getting used to the big field; cost $100 per player; registration deadline 5 p.m. Dec. 23. Info: (239) 826-0039; Web:


Cape Recreational Youth Track & Field Club Registration - Ida Baker High School; athletes ages 8-18 welcome, non-competitive team meets 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays; season runs Jan. 12-May 12; competitive travel teams available; cost $75 (includes AAU and USA Track & Field memberships. Info: (239) 980-3351; Web:; e-mail:

General Info

Cape Coral Bass Club - Meeting first Tuesday each month, 7:30 p.m., Caloosahatchee Moose Lodge 2395 on Cape Coral Parkway; men, women, children who love to bass fish welcome; tournaments held locally and out of town. Info: Jim Lewis 945-7188; Web:

Cape Coral Tarpon Hunters Club - Meeting third Thursday (March through September) each month, 7 p.m., Cape Coral Yacht Club; 40th anniversary year; club catches and releases all tarpon; social and competitive club, hosts rookie seminars, tournaments for youth and adults. Info: Gary Jackson (239) 898-2980.

Cape Coral Sailing Club - Meeting fourth Wednesday each month, 7:30 p.m., Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy.; adults interested in boating (sail or power), cruising or armchair are welcome. Info: Ron Miniter 945-7761.

Sailing Singles Club - Happy Hour gathering first Friday each month, 5 p.m., general meeting third Thursday each month, 7 p.m.; daysails & weekenders being planned; learn to sail with us; new members and captains with sailboats welcome. Info: Shannon (239) 541-0104.

Saturday, Dec. 17

Florida Tarpons Open Player Tryout - Estero Pop Warner fields, 10000 Williams Rd., Estero; registration 8 a.m., tryout 9 a.m.-noon; open to players age 18 and older; cost $50 if preregistered by noon Dec. 16, $75 day of tryout. Info: (239) 225-6374.

Boston Red Sox Yard Sale - City of Palms Park, 2201 Edison Ave.; 8 a.m., enter through Broadway gate; memorabilia of former and current Sox players, jerseys, artwork and other merchandise displayed along concourse and players' clubhouse, all sales cash only, sale items as low as $1; proceeds benefit three local charities; tickets for spring training games at JetBlue Park also go on sale at 10 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 18

Lee County Archers 3D Archery Shoot - Nalle Grade County Park range, North Fort Myers; sign up 8 a.m., shotgun start 9 a.m.; shooting fee $10; roving field range of 20 3D target stations plus 14-station NFAA field course. Info: Ben Brown (239) 369-6212.

January 2012

Alumni Football Invitation - Weekend games Jan-March (2012), for all former high school football players age 18 and older; full pads, officials, etc., must gather 35 players to play; can be fundraiser for your school. Info: Hollie Fortkamp; e-mail:

Sunday, Jan 1

Lee County Archers 900 Round Event - Nalle Grade County Park range, North Fort Myers; 9 a.m., open to public, registering new participants, all skill levels. Info: Ben Brown (239) 369-6212.

Jan. 7-8

HITS Triathlon Series - Naples; five distances including full marathon; details and open registration online. Web:

Jan. 7-15

Minnesota Twins Baseball Fantasy Camp - Hammond Stadium at Lee County Sports Complex; campers enjoy week of living a Major League experience, instruction and coaching by former Twins greats like Harmon Killebrew, Bert Blyleven, Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek and many others; registrations for 2012 currently ahead of last year's sellout pace. Info: Stan Dickman 1-888-446-8946; Web:

Thursday, Jan. 12

Florida Keys 115-Mile Paddle Over-Sea Railroad Centennial - Key Largo's John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park; 10-day paddle for up to 100 nature-loving experienced kayak paddlers, average 6-20 miles per day, overnight stays throughout Keys; registration $800 per person (includes overnight accommodations & meals, or daily participation $90 per day including meals, limited space, deadline Dec. 30; paddlers provide own camping gear, kayak & paddles, rental gear available at Florida Bay Outfitters. Info: Bill Richards (352) 377-8342; Web:

NOTE: Send information about your group's upcoming events at least two weeks in advance to: Daily Breeze Sports Calendar, 2510 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33904; or send e-mail to:



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